What is the scope & career opportunities after studying Robotics?

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Updated on Sep 17, 2019 10:43 IST

Robotics is inter-disciplinary engineering with ample opportunities to get placed in some of the best organisations in both India and abroad. From manufacturing units to experimental robotics for medical, military and automotive industries, the future of robotics engineering finds tremendous opportunities for its budding professionals.

Robotics Engineering is a field of engineering that deals with the design, building structure, and the applications of robots and computer and their manipulation and processing. Robotic science has a tremendous scope as a career option as robots play an important role in the industrial sector. They help in speeding up the process of manufacturing and finds tremendous application in the fields of nuclear science, exploration of the sea, designing of bio-medical equipment, etc. A robotics engineer takes care of all the aspects of creating a robot such as robot designing, maintenance, testing, and proper functioning, etc.

Skills required for Robotics Engineers

A robotic engineer uses all his knowledge to integrate robots and their modern technology for application in different sectors including manufacturing and quality control. Some of the skills sets that are required by these professionals are:

  • Knowledge in the designing of robots
  • Ability to assemble and disassemble robots
  • Conduct research work in robotic science
  • Testing robots
  • Programming them to perform different tasks
  • Robots repair services
  • Inspection of components that are involved in robot production
  • Determine any malfunctions in the robot
  • Keeping written records and reports
  • Train technicians
  • Serve as a strong technical support
  • Analyse the prototypes

Academic programs in Robotics Engineering

Robotic engineering courses are available in different modalities and students who wish to pursue the degree in India can opt for Mechatronics Engineering, B.Tech in Automation and Robotics, BE in Advanced Robotics, etc.

Postgraduate and doctorate courses include M.Tech in Robotics, M.Tech in Automation and Robotics, M.Tech in Intelligent Systems and Robotics, M.Tech in Mechatronics and PhD in Robotics.

At the masters and the doctoral levels, the candidates have to take up below-listed specialisation as their core subject:

  • Micro-robotics
  • Digital electronics and microprocessors
  • Bio-cybernetics
  • Automation
  • Signal processing
  • Robot manipulators
  • Computer integrated manufacturing systems
  • Robot motion planning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Air traffic management systems
  • Computational geometry

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to apply for a B.Tech degree in Robotic Engineering is completing XIIth standard in science stream with subjects, inlcuding Physics, Chemistry and Maths. To apply for the post-graduation degree in Robotics, the student must have a Bachelor’s degree in any one of these streams of engineering, namely mechanical, electrical, electronics, instrumentation and control, electrical and electronics engineering, etc.

Some colleges and universities may conduct a common entrance test at both under-graduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) levels before offering admission to the candidates. These entrance examinations are IIT JEE, SRMJEEE (PG), GATETANCET, BITSAT, etc.

Course Curriculum of Robotics Engineering

The Bachelors of Engineering in Robotics is a four-year program that encompasses eight semesters. Examinations are conducted twice a year in the semester pattern, students are also required to submit a project at the end of the course. Students are also given a set of electives to choose at the last two semesters as their specialisations. The Robotic engineering subject list is as follows:

Semester I

Semester II

Mathematics – I


Engineering Physics – I 

Engineering Physics-II

Engineering Chemistry – I 

Engineering Chemistry-II

 Computer Programming

Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering


Engineering Mechanics

Semester III

Semester IV

Mathematics III


Electronic Devices and Digital Circuits

Design of Machine Elements

Strength of Machine Elements

Automatic Control Systems

Kinematics of Machines

Basics of Automation & Robotics

Semester V

Semester VI

Electronics Measurement & Instrumentation

Flexible Manufacturing System

Power Electronics

Advanced Robotics

Microprocessors & Controllers

Engineering Measurement

Hydraulic & Pneumatic

Department Elective-I

Semester VII

Semester VIII

Programming Industrial Automation Systems

Six Month industrial training

Sensors and Signal


Industrial Safety


Department Elective-I


Best Colleges to Study Robotic Engineering in India

Robotic engineering is a budding stream in the field of Engineering offered by only a handful of colleges at both UG and PG level. Some of the best robotic engineering colleges are:

Career Prospects in Robotics Engineering

Robotics Engineering is considered a high-end professional career in India. There are tremendous job opportunities awaiting a candidate who has professional training in Robotics engineering. A Robotic engineer can be employed in manufacturing plants, laboratories, medical fields, mining, automation sector, life sciences, aerospace engineering, agricultural engineering, etc. There is a great demand for robotic engineers in the gaming industry and manufacturing units as well. If the candidate has good merit records, then they can find themselves in top profiles in research organizations such as ISRO and NASA.

Job Profiles for Robotic Engineers

The Robotic engineer can take up the following job profiles after completing their graduation. They can get placed as robotics test engineers, analysts, robot design engineers, Robotics system engineer, senior robotics specialist, robotics technicians, Robotics programmer, Aerospace robotics engineer, quality assurance technician, etc.

Placements and Top Recruiters

Robotics is a highly demanding field of engineering and is rewarding as well in terms of job prospects. A robotics engineer graduating from top-notch institutions can command a starting placement salary of Rs 12-15 LPA. The average median placement package for robotics engineer is Rs 5-6 LPA. The scope for robotic engineers are tremendous and they find extensive scope in space research, entertainment sector, banking sector, Medicine and healthcare, etc.

Some of the top recruiters of robotic engineers are,

Precision Automation Robotics India Limited

  • TATA
  • DRDO
  • BARC
  • DiFACTO Robotics and Automation
  • BHEL
  • NASA
  • Tech Mahindra Ltd
  • Kuka Robotics
  • ISRO etc.

Robotics is an inter-disciplinary engineering discipline in India with ample opportunities to get placed in some of the best organizations in both India and Abroad. From manufacturing units to experimental robotics for medical, military and automotive industries, the future of robotics engineering finds tremendous opportunities for its budding professionals.

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Sumukh Chinmay

9 months ago

Hi am sumukh, am working in an corporate travel industry from past 4 years where I completed my B.E. in ECE and now planning to switch to IT stream with RPA ( robotic Process Automation) is this field booming in india now or this field has future in coming days?

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a year ago

I am aswin I have completed my 12 the STD I have decided to take robotics and I don't know which degree to study first so that it make me fell esayer to study anyone can say Ur comments

Reply to Aswin

Hee u should ho for mechanical
Becoz if u want to do m tech in robotics so mechanical gate exam is required


Aditya Patro

11 months ago

hello bro,
I am Aditya, I have also completed 12th and preparing for JEE Mains and Advanced,
I will reccommend u to do a btech course on core branches (ECE,EEE,Mech) or Comp Sc.
And then pursue Mtech in Robotics.
Even i am interested in this field, and this is the trajectory that i have chosen


a akash

a year ago

I Am akash Now Finished 12th Std
And Next going to study B.E Robotics And Automation.is its Good Carrier

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10 months ago

I too

we r in chennai my daughter wants to take AI and robotics for her B tech graduation. are there placement opportunities after finishing B tech in India? which Anna university affiliated colleges are there in chennai.

Reply to mohanakrishnan s



a year ago

Srm easwari engineering college at ramapuram. Anna university code 1304.


Mayank Gaur

2 years ago

B.Tech in Mechatronics is one the most demanded branch these days.Quantum University Roorkee is a place where students from all over India as well as from abroad are pursuing Mechatronics.Quantum has B.Tech (Hons.) Mechatronics Engineering with specialization in Robotics in collaboration with APS Gm

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